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University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Hilo 200 W Kawili St Hilo, HI 96720 Phone: (800) 897-4456
  • General Information
    About University of Hawaii at Hilo

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is a comprehensive, primarily baccalaureate institution offering a rigorous education in a caring, personalized atmosphere. As a regional, state-supported university, UH Hilo serves students from Hawaiʻi Island and from around the state. Additionally, UH Hilo enrolls students from the U.S. mainland and from many other nations, especially from Asia and the Pacific islands. The primary mission of UH Hilo is to offer high quality undergraduate liberal arts and professional programs. Selected graduate degree programs also are offered where need warrants and the University has strong expertise. UH Hilo offers “hands-on” learning, service, and leadership opportunities and especially encourages close student-faculty interaction and collaboration on research projects. The University encourages theoretical and applied research and benefits Hawai‘i Island and the state through resource centers, community partnerships, continuing education, and distance learning programs. Hawaiʻi’s incomparable natural and cultural environment serves as a learning laboratory, the setting for many teaching, research, and service activities. The University also offers unusually rich opportunities for intercultural exchange, since we are located in the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. and attract students from around the world. Providing an environment that is responsive to the needs of a diverse student population is central to the UH Hilo philosophy. As the University’s housing capacity grows, increasing numbers of students will benefit from immersion in our stimulating, diverse, and supportive residential environment.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,023
    Percent Admitted 56%
    Men Admitted 54%
    Women Admitted 58%
    Full Time Retention Rate 69%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 520
      Math 430 540
      Writing 400 500
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 20
      English 15 22
      Math 16 21
      Writing 18 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,528
    Native American 39
    Asian 2,444
    African American 48
    Hispanic 132
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,848
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 454

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